Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

US PIRG, Fellow, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 9884

Sun, March 1, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 9884, expiration 1/16

 We're looking for people who agree that America has more problems than we should tolerate, but who also understand that there are plenty of solutions we should be putting to use. 

We're hiring people to cast a brighter spotlight on problems like the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, or the way that a few billionaires, Super PACs and corporations are spending more than ever to influence our elections. 

Our work doesn’t stop at exposing problems. We organize the public to win practical solutions to these problems. We’ll train you how to make the biggest impact through grassroots organizing, media outreach, lobbying public officials and building coalitions. 

The special interests have their lobbyists. We're looking to hire people like you to become advocates for the public interest. 

Spring Application Deadline: March 1st 

Responsibilities may include: 
• Recruiting new groups to join a coalition 
• Building relationships with legislators and VIPs 
• Organizing news events and rallies, and generating the grassroots support it takes to win campaigns 
• During the summer, each Fellow runs a citizen outreach office. This entails fundraising and building the organization, by canvassing and training others to canvass. 

Qualifications: 
• Strong work ethic 
• Outstanding verbal and written communication 
• Proven leadership skills 
• Strong commitment to getting results 
• Passion for making positive social change 

Locations 
We’re hiring for Boston, DC, Denver, Philadelphia, Portland and Raleigh. If you’re flexible, you can apply for multiple locations. 

Salary & Benefits 
Fellows earn $25,000 in the first year and $26,500 in the second year. U.S. PIRG offers a competitive benefits package. Eligible staff receive paid holidays, sick days, and vacation days; and the opportunity to enroll in our group health care, college loan assistance, and 401(k) programs. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 

Find out more 
Find out more information at jobs.USPIRG.org. If you have any questions you can contact Marites Velasquez, U.S. PIRG Recruitment Director at marites@pirg.org 


U.S. PIRG and all PIRG-affiliated organizations are equal opportunity employers and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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